FL Attorney General: 7,000 Complaints of Price Gouging So Far FL Attorney General: 7,000 Complaints of Price Gouging So Far – NTK Network

FL Attorney General: 7,000 Complaints of Price Gouging So Far

As Hurricane Irma churns toward Florida, scumbags are trying to exploit the plight of Florida evacuees.

By NTK Staff | 09.08.2017 @4:12pm

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi told CNBC on Friday that her office had already received nearly 7,000 complaints of price gouging since the state had declared a state of emergency as Hurricane Irma makes its way across the Caribbean.

“I’ve had probably now almost 7,000 complaints [of price gouging] to my hotline. That’s over 100 an hour. Can you believe that?” Bondi said. “Just since we’ve declared a state of emergency.”

She called the situation “unbelievable,” but added that most people have been “incredible.”

“You’re always going to have bad people to take advantage of people in a situation like this, and we’re going after you if you are,” the attorney general told the CNBC anchors.

Bondi requested that Florida residents hold complaints on non-essential items until after the hurricane crisis, but report price gouging of essentials like shelter or fuel immediately.

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